Karolinska Institutet, Department of NVS

The Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS) conducts world leading research in aging, dementia, epidemiology and care sciences. This research extends from basic molecular and cell levels to clinical research and societal studies. NVS educates almost a third of KI students at basic and advanced levels. The Department has approximately 450 employees and a revenue 2018 of 490 million SEK. It comprises seven divisions, located at Campus Flemingsberg and Campus Solna.

The division of Clinical Geriatric conducts research focusing on cognitive impairment, dementia, and other aging related disorders, and education, among other medical graduates. The research is multi- faceted and is in close collaboration with leading institutions and clinics worldwide. The research is clinically oriented with an emphasis on diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Some focus areas include lifestyle factors, prevention and treatment studies, imaging methods, and registry studies. The activities are multidisciplinary and include medical research and research in the specialty engines psychology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and nursing.

Research group
Post doc to be hired will be working in the research group of Professor Agneta Nordberg Translational Molecular Imaging which consists of a multi-disciplinary team at the forefront of translational Alzheimer´s disease (AD) research using cutting-edge technology with aims to develop new diagnostic biomarkers and new treatment strategies in AD.

We are inviting applications for a 6-month position as postdoctoral researcher in the area translational molecular imaging with the focus to understand the role of  astrocytes in relation to amyloid and tau pathology  in Alzheimer´s disease and other tauopathies. The project will give you the opportunity to work under supervision, on projects aligned with the goals of the research group. The project has a focus on characterization new PET tracers for measuring astrocytes by performing binding assay on brain homogenate as well as autoradiography on large frozen brain sections.  The project will also involve glial cell culture and animal experiments and molecular biology studies.

Duties involve biochemistry and molecular biology techniques including immunohistochemistry and microscopy as well as cell culture and animal stereotaxic surgery. The duties also involve participating and presenting progress updates in internal group meetings, as well as contributing to writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals and presenting at international conferences when required.

Entry requirements
A person is eligible to be appointed postdoc if she or he has been awarded a doctoral degree within the last 7 years. The candidate should have a PhD in neuroscience or equivalent with coursework in biochemistry, neuroscience. The candidate should be self-motivated, with a strong interest in research, and able to work both independently as well as being a good team player with excellent communication skills in English (written and verbal). The candidate should be reliable, detail-oriented and collaborative, and with an ability to work without requiring extensive training or the need for close supervision. Experience of work in international research laboratories is appreciated.

Bases of assessment
We stress scientific expertise and statistical competence when assessing applicants.

Application process
An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi/MyNetwork recruitment system.

Type of employment Visstidsanställning 3-6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours Full time
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4917/2018
  • Agneta Nordberg, Senior professor, agneta.k.nordberg@ki.se
  • Maria Axelsson, HR officer, maria.axelsson.1@ki.se 08-524 882 96
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65, carina.eklund@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Agneta Öhlen, SACO, 08-524 837 53, Agneta.Ohlen@ki.se
Published 12.Sep.2018
Last application date 01.Oct.2018 11:59 PM CET

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